SOLD: 1978 Yamaha BB1000 in sunburst with original case

1978 Yamaha BB1000 with original case SOLD - Click on picture to open gallery

I first owned this bass in 2013. The person I sold it to was a perfectionist and so had the bass refretted and the back of the neck relacquer by Manson’s Guitars in Exeter. Neither job was needed! but now everything is 100% and the bass plays amazingly well with a lovely low action and every note rings out true and clear.
The construction is top quality in every way – the attention to detail is incredible, from the wiring to the soldering, how the pick ups are high adjusted and shielded, the quality of the bridge which even has a solid block of brass under it for sustain! I rate this bass very highly.
It was Made in Japan in 1978 and comes with the original Yamaha fitted case. The bass itself is in very good condition – there is some buckle rash (not thru the finish but can be seen and felt) and a few marks here and there, nothing bad or particularly noticeable. The real bonus on this bass is how it plays and sounds – way better than the price suggests.
There may be cheaper examples out there but I doubt there will be better…..

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